“We the People” No other three words have ever been so widely accepted as resolute in their meaning. It establishes that it is the People of the United States who are in control. Not the elected men and women currently occupying the seats in the U.S. Congress or U.S. Senate, nor the individuals who sit on our highest court, not even the President of the United States I have served as a Main Street Commissioner and as a Parks, Recreation and Arts Commissioner for the City of Garden Grove . I also currently serve on the VA Advisory Panel & the Bank of America Community Advisory Panel.
“One of the biggest issues facing our community is "growth," and how it affects our infrastructure, specifically public safety, public services and assets. As we grow, we must not lose sight of our history and heritage. I am in favor of vitalizing key areas of our city to ensure proper business growth and social development while protecting neighborhoods and residents best interests.”
“A person earning minimum wage is unable to afford even basic housing without two incomes, not including costs of living. Our city has had an affordable housing shortage for over a decade yet past administrations have failed to address this issue in a realistic way. Affordable housing means a person has more money available to potentially spend at local businesses, thus more possible tax revenues”
“Our city made the decision to leave OCAC in 2016 in favor of providing animal control itself while contracting with OCHS for shelter care. This was done to save money but at the expense of proper animal care. OCHS has been under several investigations and has been denied a kennel license. OCHS is not associated with the USHS and is privately run. This contract must be terminated.”
“Our city with a population of almost 180,000 has a police force of 159 officers, that's approx. one officer for every 1,132 residents. Our city continues to give large incentive's to developers with ROI years down the road yet we cannot fully meet the public safety need of our city with rising crime & other issues. We need additional flat rate room fee to hotels dedicated for public safety costs”
“The City of Garden Grove is not immune from this abuse. Just scan local headlines and journalists blogs and you can read all about it. And it's been going on for decades. To achieve actual meaningful transparency in government, you must actually implement it in every department and manner of government. That means an end to closed door meetings that would result in million dollar contracts.”
“We've all seen an increase in the number of homeless in our city. From people standing in the middle of intersections to the individuals who act entitled. Homelessness is nothing new, it has been around for decades. It's going to take community action, city government action and cooperation from land owners, the county and advocates.”
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